Transporting Radioactive Materials on Campus

The requirements for the transportation of radioactive materials within the confines of the university must comply with both the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) and Department of Transportation (DOT) regulations. Transporting may involve walking or driving radioactive materials across campus, in either case Radiation Protection Services must be notified before any transfers take place. This is to insure that proper procedures are followed and the movement of radioactive materials within the university can be tracked. Any transfers of radioactive materials between principle investigators must be pre-authorized by the campus Radiation Safety Officer (RSO).

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Transportation on Campus

Whenever radioactive materials are transported from one building to another, Radiation Protection Services must be notified of the following information:

  • When the material will need to be moved
  • The names of the person sending and receiving the material
  • The sending and receiving locations
  • The nucleotide(s) being moved
  • The chemical form of the isotope
  • The total activity in mCi
  • The number of containers
  • Phone numbers and responsible persons
  • Any special conditions

Applicable Regulations

49 CFR 173.401 - 49 CFR 173.476 (Subpart I - Class 7 Radioactive Materials) NRC

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